Morning routines have always been one of my weak areas. I am not a "morning person" myself. I am much more alive and functional from 10:00-2:00 mid-day and from 10:00-2:00 at night -- oh it would be so great if my children were the same! However, reality is that they are young and are bright, chipper, and focused to learn during the wee morning hours!
You can download the journal pages I use at http://montessoriforlearning.com/Handwriting/TodayIs.pdf. They are located in my Free Download section. I also invited the kids to draw or write about their dreams they had the night before on the bottom or back of the pages.